Why is My Snake Plant’s Leaves Yellowing?

yellowing snake plant

There are a few different reasons why your yellowing snake plant leaves may be yellowing. One of the most common reasons is that the plant does not have enough chlorophyll, which is what makes a leaf green and allows plants to convert sunlight into food. Another reason could be that the snake plant is suffering from a fungal infection.

Succulents such as snake plants require well-draining soil in order to thrive. If the snake plant’s soil is too dense or compacted, it can lead to root rot which will cause the leaves to turn yellow. Potting your snake plant in a looser, light-colored, cactus soil mix with added perlite or sand can help improve drainage.

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Another possible reason why your snake plant’s leaves are turning yellow is that the plant has been overwatered. Overwatering can cause a build up of salts in the soil which will make the leaves turn yellow and mushy. This is a problem that can be easily solved by reducing the amount of water you give your snake plant and only watering it when the top layer of soil is dry to the touch.

It is also important to keep in mind that snake plants do not need to be fertilized regularly and this can actually lead to nutrient deficiencies which can turn the leaves yellow. This is because fertilizers tend to provide concentrated amounts of nutrients that the snake plant’s soil may not be able to absorb as quickly, and too often. It is recommended that you only fertilize your snake plant once or twice a year.

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